Michigan Town & Country Ministries Presents the 50th Annual Circuit Rider Retreat Featuring Keynote Speaker Bishop David A. Bard Open to ALL pastors and spouses serving smaller, single and multiple-point churches. The retreat is also open to retired pastors who have attended in the past. Join us at the West Branch Quality Inn… Continue Reading Town & Country Circuit Rider Retreat
Howell UMC was the scene of the first Annual Celebration of Michigan Conference UMW. They now move ‘together toward tomorrow.’
Again this Advent, Bishop David Bard asks The Michigan Conference to help heal human suffering with generous contributions to disaster recovery efforts both around the world and across the state.
Admitting that the times we live in can be terrifying, Bishop David Bard turns to a Country Western song and a poem to wish The Michigan Area a blessed Thanksgiving.
Reflecting on scripture and a classic rock song, Surf’s Up, Bishop David Bard invites everyone into God’s creative work in the world and in the church.
Because of voting irregularities, the legislation passed at GC 2019, concerning churches leaving the denomination, is under question. Bishop Bard claries the effect for Michigan.
Bishop David Bard asks God to give everyone new eyes; eyes for seeing beyond racism to respond to parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a new light.
Want to learn more about the recently announced Bard-Jones Plan for Unity in The UMC? Listen to this 36-minute podcast, Room for Grace, hostd by Pastor Corey Simon.
On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.
The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.